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Can anyone direct me to the topic, where how to hang wreaths on outside of windows, is located?

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I'm looking for ideas on hanging wreaths on the outside of windows.  There has to be someone on here that started this topic already...

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Hi, if you have windows that open on the top this idea is superb. scroll down the page they have a few variations with wood block for heavier wreathes.
wreath hanging

If not you can try my method that has held strong for 4years and counting. 3M Hooks for outdoors. I just removed my screens and stuck them on- They hold mine which are around 3-4 pounds in high winds no problem. ( Just make sure if you put wreaths over the screen window portion duct tape/felt the metal parts of the wreath wire) I learned the hard way on that. Ruined 3 screens from the movement.

Hope it helps.

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